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West 11th Street Park

West 11th Street Park in Houston

Posted: January 6, 2020 at 8:33 pm   /   Nonprofits & Charities, Parks & Outdoor, Recent Posts

Urban Houston Park West 11th Street Park is at 2400 W. 11th Street, Houston, Texas 77008. For those who know the area, the park is between Ella Boulevard and West T.C.Jester. It is slightly over 20-acres. This park is a virtual bit of wilderness inside of the I-610 Loop.  The majority of it consists of […]

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Bear Creek Park

Bear Creek Park in Harris County, TX

Posted: November 20, 2016 at 10:59 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor

Bear Creek Pioneers Park Commonly just called Bear Creek Park, this vast and marvelous multi-use park is a portion of what is called the Addicks Reservoir.  It is federally owned land. Before the 1940s when the Army Corps of Engineers constructed the earthen dam creating Addicks Reservoir, areas towards downtown Houston often flooded during torrential […]

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Competitive Ice Sculpting & Art in Discovery Green Park

Posted: June 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm   /   Events, Parks & Outdoor

Downtown Houston Park I have already written about Discovery Green Park in several other posts. There is so much to enjoy in this downtown venue and playground that it would be difficult to showcase everything just in one blog post. This particular post will focus solely on impressions and images from a one day sojourn […]

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The House (Heart) Sculpture by Jim Dine

Posted: June 6, 2016 at 4:38 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

Tribute to Houston Philanthropist Maconda Brown O’Connor This House (Heart) Sculpture is one of 3 bronze relief sculptures created by American pop artist Jim Dine in 1983 which is dedicated to the memory of well known Houston philanthropist Maconda Brown O’Connor. She was the daughter of George R. Brown of Construction Company Brown & Root […]

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Water jets & more in Gus and Lyndall Wortham Park

Gus and Lyndall Wortham Park

Posted: May 3, 2016 at 1:18 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor

This fabulous Gus and Lyndall Wortham Park with water features and shaded areas just a hop skip and a jump across from the Texas Medical Center did not exist when I lived and worked there.  That was many years ago. The Shamrock Hotel Here is a little history going back to those days. The notable […]

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